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  • All Forms of Life Are Sacred

    Jan 29, 2015

    The battle for the rights of animals is not only about animals. It is about us. Once we desanctify animals we desanctify all life. And once life is desanctified the industrial machines of death, an...

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  • Can We Get to Zero Nuclear Weapons?

    Jan 17, 2015

    It was one of the most stirring speeches an American president had ever given. The place was Prague; the year was 2009; the president was the recently sworn in Barack Obama. The promise made that day ...

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  • The Myth of the Free Press

    Oct 31, 2014

    There is more truth about American journalism in the film “Kill the Messenger,” which chronicles the mainstream media’s discrediting of the work of the investigative journalist Gary Webb, than t...

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  • Whose Security? How Washington Protects Itself and the Corporate Sector

    Sep 05, 2014

    The question of how foreign policy is determined is a crucial one in world affairs.  In these comments, I can only provide a few hints as to how I think the subject can be productively explored, keep...

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  • Newest Reader: Publisher’s Note

    Aug 29, 2014

    Today, one in three persons born into middle class households will fall out of that status as adults. Small business owners, suburban homeowners, and skilled construction tradespeople, once the domina...

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  • John Feffer: On Gaza

    Jul 20, 2014

    The Palestinians of Gaza are guilty of that new post-Cold War misdemeanor: voting while Muslim. The punishment for this crime has been eight years of economic hardship, international isolation, and pe...

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  • Does War Have a Future?

    Jul 09, 2014

    According to a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, world military expenditures totaled nearly $1.75 trillion in 2013. Although, after accounting for inflation, this is a sl...

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  • Who Won Iraq?

    Jun 19, 2014

    Who Won Iraq? Lost Dreams, Lost Armies, Jihadi States, and the Arc of Instability By Tom Engelhardt As Iraq was unraveling last week and the possible outlines of the first jihadist state in modern h...

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  • How To Detect Bias In News Media

    Jun 09, 2014

    Media have tremendous power in setting cultural guidelines and in shaping political discourse. It is essential that news media, along with other institutions, are challenged to be fair and accurate. T...

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  • The Dream of an America United

    May 27, 2014

    We have to begin the difficult process of bringing liberal, conservative, and libertarians back to the table as Americans. by Steve Newton A professor of mine had a four-part paradigm of change.  It ...

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